The family of former President George H. W. Bush may want to seriously reconsider inviting President Donald Trump to their patriarch’s funeral because he seems to be enjoying it rather than being sad and respectful about it.
Ever since news broke about Bush’s death, Trump has been bungling his response, first by putting out statements that he clearly did not write himself, and statements that got basic biographical facts about Bush’s life wrong.
Trump even dared to salute Bush’s casket during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda despite being a draft dodger during the Vietnam War, an insult to Bush, who served courageously during World War II.
And now Trump’s “looks forward” to attending the funeral at the National Cathedral and meeting with Bush’s grieving family. He also bragged about the White House Christmas decor and the ceremonies honoring Bush thus far.
Looking forward to being with the Bush Family to pay my respects to President George H.W. Bush.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018
Looking forward to being with the wonderful Bush family at Blair House today. The former First Lady will be coming over to the White House this morning to be given a tour of the Christmas decorations by Melania. The elegance & precision of the last two days have been remarkable!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2018
Seriously, Trump’s remarks are inappropriate for the situation as usual, which is why it’s a good thing that he won’t be delivering a eulogy, probably because it would be all about himself and contain personal attacks that belong nowhere near a funeral.
Twitter users ripped Trump to shreds for being heartless.
Elegance and precision? It’s a memorial service not a crossover commercial what the actual fuck is wrong with you.
— feminist next door (@emrazz) December 4, 2018
what kind of sociopath “looks forward” to a funeral and brags about how great the funeral is going to be. I’m guessing it must be the fluorescent tangerine pumpkinhead kind of sociopath
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) December 4, 2018
Hasn’t the Bush family been through enough? Now you’re going to force Laura to look at the blood trees?
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) December 4, 2018
Also, my deepest condolences to the Bush family in their time of mourning.
— Donald J. Trump (@niceDonaIdTrump) December 4, 2018
They are burying their father, not popping in for a visit. It isn’t about you (again)
— Chris (@ChristineCSE) December 4, 2018
I’m certain the wonderful Bush family would rather pour hot tar into their eyeballs during this time of mourning than spend any time with your racist, repugnant self. The Christmas decor is a dystopian nightmare. Just like you and your creepy crime fam. You are demented. Resign.
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) December 4, 2018
… on a day of Bush’s family mourning why is the President bragging about the White House Christmas decorations? Unbelievable…
— Stratos Safioleas (@stratosathens) December 4, 2018
This is why you don’t get invited to stuff.
— Ray Doherty (@rayd1475) December 4, 2018
Only you could mangle this. You don’t “look forward” to seeing a grieving family. And just because everything has gone according to plan, doesn’t mean you get to take credit for it. Also it’s not elegant or precise to call the last two days remarkable.
— Laura Roberts (@lorelilee18346) December 4, 2018
The elegance and precision of grief? Trump has left the building. Dude, stop talking.
— Debby Carroll (@thefamilycrypt) December 4, 2018
Repeat after me “we do not look forward to meeting with a bereaved family”. We solemnly and quietly pay our respects without drawing attention to ourselves.
— Pam Alderton (@PamAlderton) December 4, 2018
Your lack of emotional intelligence never ceases to amaze. Someone died.. it’s not a time to “look forward” to a meeting or tout how wonderful everything is going. You need an editor, Mr. Prez. Someone with a heart.
— Paula Jennings (@pkj_hilltopper) December 4, 2018
George H. W. Bush, just like our nation, deserves a president who is capable of empathy and respect. Trump is capable of neither and the only reason why he was invited to the funeral is that Bush did not want to break with tradition, although Trump will be the first sitting president in many years to not deliver a eulogy at the funeral of a past president. And it’s pretty damn clear why that’s the case.
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